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SORRY, SOLD! Rare 1960 Olympia "Diplomat" Typewriter
  • SORRY, SOLD! Rare 1960 Olympia "Diplomat" Typewriter


    We are pleased to offer this beautiful OLYMPIA Diplomat typewriter in fabulous red and cream with leatherette case. It is in lovely condition in every way and has been professionally serviced, aligned and adjusted. It has a stunning presence on your desk or in your office.  It comes with the two original metal ribbon spools.  The red colour finish is original to the typewriter. 

    An absolutely wonderful "typer", the Diplomat model is quite unusual but is simply a re-branding of the Splendid 33 Olympia model. This is one of the great super-portable typewriters. Weighing only around 10 lbs, it has been positively compared to the Hermes Rocket and Baby and some typewriter enthusiasts prefer it due to the longer carriage-return lever and the more solid "action". Because this is an Olympia, it was manufactured with precision and care and is a superb writing machine. 

    Mechanically, this typewriter is in wonderful condition. The platen-roller has hardly been typed upon, is smooth and clean, and has an ideal hardness rating of 89 (85 to 95 is the ideal range).  Every aspect of the mechanical functioning of this typewriter has been inspected, cleaned and properly lubricated. All necessary adjustments and alignments have been undertaken to restore this typewriter to its original precision and functionality. The feeder rollers are in fine condition. All are clean, smooth and gripping well the paper. The chrome is is fine condition and the body finish has minimal signs of use.

    The keyboard is QWERTY, with extra characters for European languages.  The typeface is Olympia's Pica (10 c.p.i.). 



    Acme typewriters have been the choice of discerning collectors and writers more than 1,000 times since we began selling online in 2016. We safely ship your typewriter from our store in the Netherlands and delivery time to the US averages only 3 days—this is a quicker delivery time even than most shipments from-and-to a US address! In the last 7 years, our typewriters arrived damage-free 99.4% of the time. So please don’t be concerned about buying from us just because we seem far away. Acme typewriters are covered by a 1-year warranty, and come with lifetime customer-care. 

    With an ACME Typewriter, you know you are getting a fully-working--as original--typewriter. The only thing that you have to do is sit down, put paper on the roller and start typing. Your typewriter comes with the "Acme" lead certification seal which permanently identifies it as a genuine Acme-restored typewriter and provides for a one-year warranty at no charge. In terms of an investment, the Acme Seal proves that this machine was restored in 2023 by the Acme Type Machine Company. This can add value in the event that you wish to sell this typewriter in the future.


    Comes with the original case which, too, is in fine condition inside and outside. The hasp closes securely and the handles are strong. The only flaw is a "break" at the corner seam on one side. This is nearly impossible to repair as it is a stress point, HOWEVER, it in no way affects the ability of the user to carry the typewriter safely and securely.

    This superb example of an OLYMPIA Diplomat will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to preserve its condition and beauty. We have a lot of experience in shipping typewriters and have an excellent track record for proper packing and safe delivery. It will be fully insured for shipment.

    If you have any questions or wish to see more photos, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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